Recently on a discussion thread elsewhere, a couple of comments were made by two separate people, neither of whom were me. I think they bear re-posting here on this thread.
‘The papists (in England) were hated because they stand for Catholic Absolutism – the absolute rule of monarch over people which is incompatible with the English understanding of Liberty. The Europeans still hold to their Absolutism. For instance in having an infallible pope and an infallible EU Commission handing down the laws to the plebs. The conflict between Absolutism and Liberty is now more pressing than ever, because people don’t even recognise the issues.’
‘Roman law (the continental system) is the complete opposite of Common Law.
The former enshrines the right of the state over the individual, the latter the rights of the individual. Roman law is now taking precedence over Common Law. Our liberties are being taken from us.’
Gillian added this as a comment on another post, also relevant.
‘Brave New World’ was written by Aldous Huxley. Not George Orwell/Eric Blair.
Orwell’s writings foretell of a future where the population is kept under control by means of force.
Whereas Huxley’s writings envisage a future of dumb servitude for the people.
TAP – Cameron says his favourite book is Orwell’s 1984. He likes the violent approach.
Such as this kind of thing –